Singapore’s Changi airport (SIN)

Last year I wrote a post about Singapore’s Changi airport and how efficient it is. Earlier this month I visited Singapore again and not surprisingly the airport has improved even more. For one thing the airport now offers free WiFi throughout it. This is in addition to offering free internet terminals in numerous places, telephones […]

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Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Recently the New York Times ran an article on Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) which is also known as “economy-class syndrome.” I’d prefer the less appealing, but more appropriate “traveler’s clots” since as the article says you can get these in any class of service and in fact can also get them from long car, bus […]

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Antarctic landscapes

There were two things that really stood out about Antarctica – landscapes and wildlife. Of course there really isn’t anything else there as there are no land plants of which to speak. What’s impressive about the landscapes is the stark beauty, the sheer vastness and the utter lack of noticeable human impact. I’ve posted about […]

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Orca attack

Today while cruising in the Antarctica we had the chance to see an incredible “class” play out in the animal kingdom. A pod of 5 orcas (killer whales) had come across a crabeater seal lying on a small iceberg and the whales decided to make a training class to teach the 2 juveniles in the […]

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Bangkok airport scam

The BBC is reporting in this story that foreign tourists are being targeted for a scam in the Bangkok airport. In short, tourists are accused of shoplifting and then taken away by security to meet with police. An interpreter is eventually provided who tells the tourist that to be released there are fees and bail […]

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American AAdvantage gets flexible

American Airlines AAdvantage program has announced new flex awards which allow you to redeem one-way and open-jaw awards as well as awards that use a different class of service in each direction. This is a significant change should make redeeming awards a bit easier. It isn’t clear of American did this to increase paid traffic […]

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